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Ham Radio History 0 Comments 05/24/2022 


Posted By: Robert Nickels (W9RAN)
Posted on 05/24/2022

Another nice showcase of 1970 ham public service featuring Lenore Jensen W6NAZ at her Collins-equipped station in California.


   Here's a simple kit that is useful for tube and solid state projects - a dummy load with power indication.   The 4S-Dummy Load is a simple kit that employs the use of large SMT parts and  LEDs to provide rough indication of power up to 10W output.   Just 12 bucks!  MORE INFO...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 06/02/2022 
   Everyone knows the history of the "Missiles of October"  - the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.   But many - even dedicated radio fans - may not know that 10 US AM radio stations joined the fight against the threat of nuclear proliferation by becoming the medium wave extension of the Voice of America.    This excerpt from a 206 page paper entitled "Cuban American Radio W...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 05/18/2022 
   You'd smile too with all those mostly-entry-level shortwave and ham receivers at your elbow.  That's Denise "Hayseed Dee Dee" Heffernen, KBØLMH (Little Miss Hayseed) showing off part of the Hayseed Hamfest "hospitality room".  As Dee-Dee puts it, "I have my comfort-food. Dad has his comfort-radios".But it's not just the comfort-food giving Dee-Dee that healthy glow.  A little...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 05/11/2022 
  

Did you hear KC2XIO?

Experimental radio station from 1971
Category: Monitoring Post
A strange yet familiar-sounding voice appeared on 13.56 MHz in 1971...can you identify who and what it was? Your browser does not support the audio tag.First - the "who"....This is the voice of Jane Barbe, which was familiar to everyone from the many recordings she made for the telephone systems around the world.   Of course it would be natural to hire the most talented voice actres...  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 05/09/2022 
   In an era when many legacy companies seem to have forgotten their legacy, or have been bought out and remnants of their vintage past have been scrubbed from their websites, it's nice to see a company that does just the opposite.Triad Transformers has been around since 1943 and embraces its past, as a supplier that powered everything from  Leo Fender's guitar amplifiers to the Apollo missions....  READ MORE
- Robert Nickels (W9RAN)  Posted: 05/05/2022 

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